by Max Barry

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,114thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,963rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6,001st
The Democratic Republic of
Father Knows Best State
United Against Red Shadows
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population839 million

LeaderAlexander Draconis

AnimalGallic Rooster

The Democratic Republic of Francoguese is a huge, cultured nation, ruled by Alexander Draconis with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, frequent executions, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 839 million francogueseans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Paris. The average income tax rate is 37.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Francoguesean economy, worth 84.7 trillion Francs a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Basket Weaving industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 100,933 Francs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

The law says it's okay to sell a bomb to a terrorist so long as they promise not to detonate it, small children are learning a lot of new words from a teacher with Tourette Syndrome, the recently liberated free press cautiously uses compliment sandwiches to cushion its criticisms of Alexander Draconis, and cub scouts are being asked to hand in their woggles as the state withdraws funding for scouting. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Francoguese's national animal is the Gallic Rooster, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Francoguese is ranked 115,661st in the world and 572nd in Europe for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 145,946 Standard Monetary Units.

Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,114thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,963rdTop
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6,001stMost Influential: 8,298thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,048thTop
Most Pacifist: 17,045thMost Cultured: 21,681stLargest Mining Sector: 23,597thLargest Publishing Industry: 24,398thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 24,801stHighest Disposable Incomes: 25,978thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 26,275th
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 41st in the regionTop
Largest Mining Sector: 91st in the region

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